Linda Elgart wins her second national title. Cyclocross Nationals Day 2 © Janet Hill

Linda Elgart wins her second national title. © Janet Hill

“I just tried to stay calm.”

We here at Cyclocross Magazine are excited to be bringing you our annual Nationals reflections and winner profiles in our brand new Issue 12. As we have done previously, this issue will spend some time with every winner, but this year we thought we’d take it a bit further here online and extend these profiles with a pile of video interviews we’ve been holding onto and give you a chance to learn more about the Stars and Stripes winners and their moments of glory.

With that in mind, we ask you to join us as we take some off-season time to celebrate our 2010 USAC cyclocross national champions in these post-race interviews, where we get to relive the high of victory through their eyes. Every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday, we’ll be unveiling a new interview or two, covering everyone from the youngest grom to the most experienced Masters racer. Missed one? Check them all out on our Nationals Interview Page.

Today we bring you Masters Women 55-59 Champion Linda Elgart. Elgart established an early lead with two others, Tove Sheer and Lee Smith, before powering away to take a solo victory. Not only that, but Linda’s husband John had brought home a title earlier in the day, making this the second time that the husband and wife duo won championships on the same day, with the previous instance in Napa, California, in 2002.